Let Us Run With Patience The Race That Is Set Before Us, Looking Unto Jesus The Author And Finisher Of Our Faith

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LET US RUN WITH PATIENCE THE RACE THAT IS SET BEFORE US,
LOOKING UNTO JESUS THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH

Wherefore seeing we
also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witness, let us lay aside
every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with
patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and
finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:1-2)

In life, you must never compare yourself with others;
rather, run your race and be the best of you. The Bible talks about “the race”
that is set before us; thus you’re not called to run someone else’s race.
Hence, it’s needless to engage in any kind of unhealthy rivalry or competition
with others. You’re only permitted to compete with yourself and outdo your
past. Never allow yourself to be discouraged when it seems as though those
around you are making more progress than you are; you’re not running the same
race.

That someone else is succeeding doesn’t mean you’re failing:
it all depends on individual aims, targets, and objectives. Success is
relative, and is measured at different stages. Take for instance, two men who
are building their houses. While one lays a not-too-deep foundation and starts
erecting a bungalow, the other one takes his time to dig deep because he wants
to erect a five – storey building. The former may finish his building and even
start living in it while the latter is yet digging his foundation.

Now, the first man may even jeer at his colleague and
mockingly ask him, “Hey! Are you still digging? I’ve finished building my own
house!” but what he doesn’t realized is that they aren’t aiming for the same
thing. The fellow who spent a long time digging knew that his foundation had to
be deep enough to support the tall building he intends to put up, for the
higher you want to build, the deeper your foundation ought to be.

At the end, when both houses are built, the difference will
be clear between the two buildings. So in life, focus on your race! Compete
only with yourself based on God’s plan for your own life. When you have this
consciousness, your life will be full of rest, and you’ll learn to measure your
success through the Word.

PRAYER

Dear, Lord, thank You
for showing me how to run with patience the race that you’ve set before me. My
gaze is on You Lord Jesus and my energies are focused on fulfilling Your plans
and purposes for my life; I refuse to compare myself with anyone else, but
measure my success in life with Your Word. Amen!

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O Lord save Your Nations
Nigeria and Israel from all their enemies to Your glory alone in Christ Jesus,
Amen!

 

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